By Geoff Nicholson

The "wickedly humorous" (Vanity Fair) grasp of literary black comedy spins a thrillingly erotic homage to Manolo Blahnik-wearing, nail-polished, excessive arched, fantastically footed girls.

Geoff Nicholson, the reigning grasp of obsessive black literary humor, brings us his riskiest novel but, delving into the erotic global of a foot fetishist. Nicholson's unnamed narrator is a major guy with an entire lifestyles. He reads newspapers, follows politics, and holds down a gentle task. yet something ismissing--a girl with an outstanding pair of toes; silky soft pores and skin, ideal arches, smooth curvature of the nails. . .

It's difficult to fulfill the correct girl, if you are a foot fetishist. a few slap your face. a few name thepolice. after which the narrator reveals Catherine, who has simply the ft he is been trying to find his complete lifestyles. She leads him, donning a spectacular collection of all of the top footwear, on a foot fetishist's dream caper, combining the props from a Helmut Newton photograph shoot and the twists of Antonioni's Blow-up. horny, blackly humorous, Footsucker is a singular of fetishism, homicide and, eventually, love.

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I had regularly recognized that i used to be drawn to ladies who had solid ft. I knew I cherished girls who wore reliable footwear. I knew I beloved them much, much more than I loved ladies who didn’t have stable ft, who didn’t put on reliable footwear. yet i attempted to faux that toes and sneakers weren’t my in simple terms pursuits. And to some degree that wasn’t solely a pretence. I beloved girls with strong breasts and reliable legs and solid minds too. this stuff have been beautiful and beautiful. i may even see that they have been fascinating, yet they have been by no means helpful. And if an individual had requested me how I felt approximately toes and footwear i might have stated I felt high quality approximately them. i'd were ready to confess to being a partialist, even supposing part of me continually desired to admit to anything extra. there has been no highway to Damascus event approximately it, no the most important second, no trauma. I easily determined to pay attention and concentration. I progressively learned I’d had sufficient of all that dating nonsense. I knew I couldn’t move at the manner I were, seeing girls who didn’t fairly hit the spot, so i made a decision to make the leap. i made a decision to visit hell in a shoe field. i'd cease pretending. i might cease being a partialist. I’d move the total hog and throw myself into right foot and shoe fetishism. i'd cease trying to find a girl with an outstanding character or a superb complexion. i wouldn't be averse to those issues, yet they'd be purely peripheral pleasures. ft have been what particularly mattered. it's possible you'll imagine that during doing this I had deserted part of my humanity, that being a fetishist concerned a few type of demeaning bondage. improper. What I felt I had deserted used to be the entire lifeless wooden, the window dressing. i used to be setting out to necessities, and for me it was once a ideally suited liberation. whilst I met a girl, a potential sexual companion, there will be not more conversations approximately what movies we’d obvious, what track we beloved, what hopes and plans we had for the long run, the place we cherished to spend our vacation trips. There will be not more concerns approximately the place the connection was once ‘going’. All i wanted was once a girl with a good pair of ft. She didn’t even have to have nice footwear. I’d be in basic terms too chuffed to supply these for her. It looked as if it would me that my selection, my admission, might make lifestyles a lot more uncomplicated for all involved. I persevered to guide what I thought of to be a typical existence, the single distinction being that I now knew what i needed. I seemed unashamedly at girls and their toes. i began to acquire fabric for my archive. and each so frequently I’d do whatever slightly eccentric. I’d loaf around outdoors women’s shoe outlets, the sneakers within the window and searching via into the shop on the girls placing footwear on and taking them off. And occasionally I’d spot a great-looking pair of ft strolling alongside the road and I’d keep on with them for a few miles. And only once shortly I’d exit at the streets with a clipboard and ask girls questions on their toes and sneakers. the matter remained, notwithstanding, that, even given my focus on discovering the only factor i wanted, monitoring down a lady who possessed a couple of toes that measured as much as the erotic version in my head was once continually going to be super tough.

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